The field of engineering is all at once challenging, fascinating and rewarding. In the Building Blocks Project, you’ll learn how to build basic structures and machines and even get to create your own.

Working in teams or as individuals, you’ll then test the strength, efficiency and accuracy of the project you built.

In this project, you’ll:

  • Learn the fundamentals of engineering and develop spatial reasoning
  • Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture
  • Learn how to increase the strength, speed, stability and efficiency of your project
  • Enhance your team-building, leadership and communication skills

Reference Manual

Record Book



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